Staff training can often be something that is neglected by organisations on a day to day basis. Often it isn’t intentional, it is just that the day to day demands are high priority and training can get overlooked to meet them. However, with over 70% of staff lacking job satisfaction it is important now more so than ever to ensure staff are trained as this will not only have company benefits but also employee retention benefits. No organisation wants to be burdened by the costs of recruiting new employees.
Before we highlight the top 5 reasons your staff require training, we have highlighted the main benefits to training your staff:
Benefit #1 – Cost Saving
Research has found that training can cut costs significantly due to staff being more motivated to stay with the company as a sign of loyalty and in turn this means staff are less likely to leave.
Benefit #2 – Staff Performance
Once staff are trained, they will acquire a whole new skill set which will be of benefit to your organisation and mean jobs are being completed to a better standard and more efficiently.
Benefit #3 – Staff Retention
Staff who have completed staff training are more motivated to do well in their jobs and in turn stay in their position.
Benefit #4 – Staff Morale
Having high levels of staff morale is important in the workplace as it not only means people enjoy their jobs but also it provides a positive atmosphere for others to work in.
When is Staff Training Required?
1. To Acquire New Skills
You may have new staff who are required to learn new skills for their role or there may be new procedures for staff to follow which requires them to be trained on new skills.
2. Address a Skills Gap
There can be various reasons that there is a skills gap within your organisation.
The main two reasons for a skills gap are the following:
- Lack of basic skills – when colleagues lack the basic knowledge of how to complete their job.
Lack of application – when colleagues are unsure how to apply the knowledge they have and apply this to their role.
Investing in training is a great way to close these skills gaps.
3. Improve Business Performance
With the care industry being so competitive it is important to ensure staff are continually performing at their best to enable your venue to be the best it can be. Fully trained staff will enable your home to perform to it’s best.
4. Provide Specialized Support
With the demands of the care industry it is important that staff are able to provide a range of specialized skills in their roles.
5. Meet Compliance Regulations
With new regulations coming into place regularly it is important to be flexible to this and ensure staff are fully trained to the latest regulations to be compliant.